American Housewife by Helen Elis

American Housewife by Helen Elis

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Meet the women of American Housewife. They wear lipstick, pearls, & sunscreen, even when it’s cloudy. They casserole. They pinwheel. & then they kill a party crasher, carefully stepping around the body to pull cookies from the oven.

Taking us from a haunted pre-war Manhattan apartment building to the unique initiation ritual of a book club, these twelve delightfully demented stories are a refreshing and wicked answer to the question: “What do housewives do all day?”

 “Steeped in the Southern Gothic tradition. Flannery O’Connor would turn green with equal parts sick and envy.... Dark, deadpan and truly inventive.” (The New York Times Book Review)

“The perfect cocktail of Amy Sedaris’s wacky wit and Margaret Atwood’s insight.” (ELLE)